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Green HPDE hard hat

Company cites development of the world’s first protective hard hat manufactured from sugarcane ethanol-derived, high-density polyethylene versus petrochemical-based HDPE used in conventional gear.

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MODULAR RUNWAY OFFERS ALTERNATIVE TO LOW CAPACITY OVERHEAD CRANES

Columbus McKinnon Corp. has unveiled the 2-, 3-, 5-, 7.5- and 10-ton capacity Freedom Frame from Abell-Howe, suited to conditions and facilities where overhead crane installation is not practical or structurally permissible. The free-standing Free Freedom system requires no tie-offs to the building structure and, with bolted versus welded connections, is designed for easy disassembly and relocating. Runway electrification (right or left) is V-contact style bar. Options include Yale girder crane kits. Available for quick delivery in standard modular configurations, typically one- to four-bay, or as a custom engineered system to accommodate special requirements.

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Shuttlelift machines 200-ton Double-Beam Gantry

Unveiled for a fall 2013 dealer meeting, the DB 200 is the largest rubber-tired, double-beam, fully traversable gantry crane the manufacturer has ever built: More than 54 feet tall, more than 68 feet wide and just under 44 feet long, it can handle loads that are up to 400,000 lb. The crane can lift a full-capacity load on one side or the other, not just on its centerline. The DB 200 underwent product testing during the dealer meeting, in advance of delivery to its new owner, a large Canadian power supplier.

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VEGETABLE OIL-BASED RELEASE AGENT

An environmentally friendly version of the company’s heritage release agent, Crete-Lease 880-VOC-Xtra is comprised of neutralized vegetable oils in mineral oil that contains no waxes, silicones, or carcinogens; it’s also solventless and non-toxic. Notably, this advanced composition exceeds Federal, OTC State, and California (250 g/L) VOC Regulations.

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CEMENT SLURRY WATER TREATMENT

GelMaxx is a blend of proprietary additives designed to process cement-based slurry into reusable water and recyclable solids. The two-part approach, with AQUAmaxx and ECO-QUICKgel agents, provides maximum results for 100-percent recyclable solutions that meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements for process water.

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